On the left: a hybrid white Chinese strain. On the right: the Cambodian land race cocoon. I’ve been raising some silkworms from Cambodia. They’re Bombyx mori, same as all the other domesticated silkworms – but they’ve been bred for centuries to withstand the particular stresses and hardships of Cambodia’s hot, humid climate. They are MUCH [Continue]
The new issue of WeaveZine is up, and my article on brocading is in it! I’m always excited to have something get printed (or, well, electro-published?) – but this format is particularly neat because it allows me to explain with video. So much of textile work is “And then I go like this, and it [Continue]
I didn’t know, until we ran across it on the radio dial the other day – we have the first “Desi” (South Asian) radio station in the US here in DFW – Radio Salaam Namaste. I occasionally enjoy the Bollywood sound, and they’re all over it! sunflower_andi, I bet you would like it too. You [Continue]
I love, love, LOVE getting packages from India. They are always full of wonderful stuff – but they also have the most charming and interesting packaging. It seems like they’re put together with a particular aesthetic – like they’re put together with precision and care… out of whatever’s at hand.
I had another great day at the Dallas Asian Festival.
No, that’s not the shoulder of a wooly yak… that’s a Bombyx silk moth. They’re just really hairy close to.
These are mostly for a friend of mine who asked for a photo… and, you know, just for the love of the pretty pictures.
It’s time once again for the Dallas Asian Festival! It’s at the Dallas City Hall plaza. The City Hall site has a link to a map, and directions. Here’s my post from last year’s Festival – it was a good event! Very busy, lots of neat things to see and do. I didn’t get to [Continue]